“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his own soul?” Mark 8:36-37
As we look around our “modern” world today, we find ourselves in an increasingly desperate situation. The evidence is mounting all around us. Our present position in society is the consequence of the wholesale rejection of God, His Book, and true and holy worship. But, this did not come about in a mere instant. This position has been manufactured and directed for many centuries. The god of this world, who rules and will rule until that seventh trumpet sounds, has been working on enlarging this place called Hell for many generations. We are not heeding the punishments we continue to heap on ourselves – our precious churches being permanently swept away, the pain and destruction of our broken families, the ritual sacrifice of our children who are dying from suicide, mass murder and drug overdoses, their innocent minds traumatized through the occult of hypnotism of socialized mass media. The lies have become so complicated and the Truth is so simple and yet we, who have the Truth, entertain the lie as if, perhaps, there may be some shred of truth in it. This may seem harsh, but as a watchman, I am warning you in love. The simple truth is: we must repent from loving this present world. We must step farther away, instead of seeing how close we can get to the fire without getting burned.
The Bible teaches there are those who transform themselves into angels of light. Interestingly, not that these ‘little lucifers’ are atheists, as we will see later on, but the Bible says even the devils believe and tremble. No, these ones know Him and acknowledge Him and hate Him for who He is: the omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent God by whom and for whom this world was created. It is because their leader, Satan, the enemy of the world and God’s creation is their father and commander-in-chief. As much as the true believer in Christ has chosen to serve and worship our Father in Heaven in spirit and in truth, they have chosen to serve and worship Satan even though he is a proven liar and never fulfils his contracts. More and more, people of the world are rejecting Jesus, the living Christ, and His gift of eternal life in favour of the temporal promises of Lucifer. The eternal truth is: if they do not repent, they will be forever weeping and wailing about why they were ever so stupid to reject the only salvation possible through Jesus Christ our Lord.
When we compare today’s modern society against the scriptures, we find this world may not be so modern after all. It would seem everything old is new again. There is nothing new under the sun, as the preacher said. Who are these that are perpetuating the lies of Satan? How is this being accomplished? Who are these that wield such a deceptive influence for our families to reject the holiness and protection of God’s Word?
What we have done, in the midst of laying down our armour, is taken up the world’s idols. The world lovingly calls them, ‘stars’, setting them up for all to see. We now find our attention turned to these stars and how they are doing life instead of rejecting them wholesale in return for God’s protective commandments. We have considered the world amid all their peer pressure and adopted their idea’s, to the greater or lesser degree. Any of it is too much since a little leaven affects us all. Many of these stem from antichrist philosophies offered up by those ‘stars’ calling out to us from the grave, even those such as Marx, Freud, and Darwin. The Bible repeatedly says that rejecting God and loving the world will cause a snare.
“They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.” Exodus 23:33
A snare of any sort is a trap. It only has one goal, which is to see that the captor is ultimately held down for the one who set the snare. In of itself, the snare is not prejudiced in how it succeeds, only that it does. It does not ask why it must hold you. It does not care whether you are alive or dead. It does not care how you feel about being in bondage to it, nor to what degree you are hurt by it. The snare also does not care how long you are in bondage, only that, in time, you are presented to the one who set the snare. Some snares will make a promise of a reward to the prey, such as food, riches, or some other benefit, but the prey will quickly find out that the reward was short-lived and not at all worth it once it is taken and held. Ironically, even the lure matters not to the snare. It is only a means to the end if the lure succeeds in completing its final goal – to take and hold you without letting you go until its master arrives to decide what to do with you. Anyone who has lived in the world out of God’s will for any length of time knows how this is.
The opposite of being ensnared is being at liberty or freedom. The Bible teaches us that a life lived within the confines of God’s Book is liberty. The laws and commands from God in His Book are designed to free you, not to bind you, and although the life of freedom is described as a yoke, you may rest secure in God’s promise that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
A snare, however, is binding and constricting and does not care how you feel while you are in its grasp. This describes Satan very well. He hates you and does not care about you in any way and does not want you to be at liberty; he wants you broken and worthless and wants to use you to fill Hell, if possible.
So, who are these ‘little lucifers’? Hollywood and the rock music industry, for instance, both secular and so-called Christian, is filled up with them. Know this: that behind every idol is a devil! Using the senses God gave us we can recognize them and who they serve in the same way Joshua and Moses did. Many times you can know them by recognizing the adorning symbols they employ, including amulets, hand signs and body tattoos. They are called, “stars” for good reason. They were named that way by their own and adopted that title as a mantra to show their association. However, God is not pleased with their offering and has rejected it.
“Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.” Amos 5:23; 26
Aleister Crowley, (1875-1947) self-proclaimed to be, “the Beast”, and “the world’s most wicked man”; a famous 19th century occultist who is revered by nearly every music industry star from Ozzy Osbourse to Kanye West, once wrote, “Every man and every woman is a star.” (Book of the Law, Cairo, 1904.) Now you know where this word came from, how the revered title of, “Star” was popularized and who these industry types associate themselves with. The character and fruit of the music itself is indicative of its nature. Who and what these stars sing about, for and against, will tell you whose side they are on. Metallica, an 80’s and 90’s metal band, has a blasphemous song called, “The God That Failed”. Clearly, they teach a doctrine of antichrist that God failed in sending Jesus to die for you and set you free; and, Mercyful Fate, lead by King Diamond, who praises Lucifer by singing, “All Hail Satan”. As well, their signs and symbols give them away. Not only do the heavy metal groups use the ‘devil’s horn’ sign liberally every chance they get, this hand sign is used throughout Hollywood and is even recognized worldwide as the sign of allegiance of rebellion against God in favour of Lucifer. Ask them. They know. Anton LaVey, of the Church of Satan once openly told people on the Joe Pyne Show in the late 1960’s that the use of the devil horn sign is meant to cast a spell on another. Of course, everyone on the show had a big laugh about that, but he was serious. All of Hollywood is big on that symbol today and they know the esoteric meaning behind it. Sadly, they have Christians defending their lies, saying, oh, that is the symbol for, “love”. The many other symbols borrowed from other religions and new agers, from the lotus flower symbol to the ouroboros, prove we are more influenced by the world than ever before in history. Sadly we have been deceived and will mock other believers who would want to take a stand against it while the occultists stand back and laugh. Be not deceived, God is not mocked. The end is death.
“Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” Matt. 7:17-18
Furthermore, the so-called popular shape of the star is an interesting one, since a celestial body really has no distinguishable shape for the most part. Instead, the diviners and astrologers will offer you the shape of the pentagram, or the five pointed star, and tell you that is a “star”. Actually, maybe the two do fit very well together, although misnamed, considering Crowley’s teachings and the occult pentagram come from the same source, from Lucifer. What they will not openly tell you is the meaning behind it. It is a very powerful occult symbol that they employ and the devils recognize to conjure up evil spirits and channel them into this world to possess people and wreak havoc. What is the fruit of this? Read the well known Bible story in Acts where Paul and Silas were thrown into the Philippian prison. They were thrown into the inner part of that prison, because they cast the spirit of divination out of the damsel and cost her handlers much profit. Their fruit was bondage and money, not the peaceable spirit of truth and liberty.
What about the so-called peace symbol? Nothing could be more harmless, right? Look into it. That symbol is actually an ancient druid death rune encompassed with a circle. These same set of druid runes, including the swastika, were purposely employed by the Nazi secret service knowing their Arian and occult origins. Are we employing and defending these lies thereby deceiving and being deceived as the Bible says? Watch ye therefore! Do not fall for these, but rather protect yourselves by being obedient to God’s Word. My dear friends, love not the world! Rebuke the devil as Jesus did in His hour of temptation. Cast them out from among yourselves and deliver yourselves from their snare!
Satan has set a snare for this world and it is expanding quickly. How will we recognize them? You will know them by their fruit. Listen up! What is that sound we hear?
The Noise of War
The Bible says Joshua knew them by what he heard from them and how they looked, by how they dressed and acted. The music they employ has the characteristic of the sound of war.
“And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear. And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount. Exodus 32:17-19;
v.25, “…the people were naked”;
v.29, “consecrate yourselves”;
v.30, “…Ye have sinned a great sin…”.
When we break down these verses to see how it fits into today’s context, we see clearly that Moses and Joshua were witnessing a worldly party complete with a concert and dancing, including a golden idol. When we take into consideration Moses’ righteous anger, it is appropriate that he went off the way he did. He was wroth! I believe in context of this shame, he hated these that participated in this heinous act, just as I believe God hated it and them. When we see the world acting out in this way and we know it is dead wrong, we ought to have some kind of reaction to it. It is not wrong to have feelings of anger and hatred toward sin and even the unrepentant sinner. The Bible says so. Should we hate rock stars? The Bible says, yes if they are unrepentant. This is a way of protecting ourselves from falling for the peer pressure and ending up joining in.
“What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” I Cor. 10:20-21
Many of the stars today are women and many will freely admit to being possessed and used by Lucifer. Ones, like Madonna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and television and movie stars such as Oprah, Shirley Maclean, and Angelina Jolie. These women use their talents, their bodies and their voices to lure their unsuspecting victims into their lairs, much like the Sirens in Greek mythology. Sadly, sex and the lust of the flesh is used to destroy many Christians by these wicked witches. Heed the warning of the Word!
“To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.” Prov. 6:25
Looking back at the scripture again, we see a few words such as, noise, shouted, voice, sing, golden calf, dancing, and later in the passage, naked. This was a rock concert for all intents and purposes and no doubt, it was loud. If we go back to the reason that they demanded this from Aaron in the first place, it was because they had rejected God and His promises. Looking at any rock concert in today, these have all the same characteristics. Clearly, there is no difference. Any rock concert used to entertain the people today can be described the same way as this scripture. Another characteristic is: it was VERY expensive. All that gold taken from the Israelites to make that calf must have amounted to an exorbitant amount. These rock stars are not cheap. They are rich and not about to perform for free. They are in full expectation of their massive reward, they require their filthy lucre.
“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” I Tim. 6:10
Many of these have become unbelievably rich beyond imagination from their employment. For instance, Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z are multimillionaire megastars who have inordinately expensive homes, cars, planes, helicopters, jewellery, clothing, with nothing lacking but the best and most expensive. But, are they happy? I doubt it is possible to the degree that if they are used to getting anything they ever wanted, and failed, they would become miserable trying to get it. Take King Ahab and Jezebel and Naboth’s vineyard as a Bible example! As the scripture says, “…pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
And finally, the nakedness. Anytime you ever see a picture of any of these female rock stars, where ever they are, they are naked. You say, what? According to the scripture, anyone who shows their thigh is showing their nakedness;
“…make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: …” Isa. 47:2b-3a
Whether they are aware of it or not, they have used their riches to further a new age movement and Luciferianism to drag Christians away and make a mockery of Godliness. What we see is a snare; the snare of pride, the snare of the love of money, the snare of lust of the eyes, the snare of idolatry all coming from rock stars and their shows. What the Bible tells us as Christians is clear:
“But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” I Tim. 6:12-13
My dear friends, this can all be summed up in one verse of scripture:
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” I John 2:16
The devil has never changed his mind in his unmitigated pride. He is just that arrogant to think he has always been right and is compelled to prove it. That is why not much in the way of temptation has changed from the very beginning until now. Lucifer hates God’s creation and wants to ensnare us by whatever means necessary even if it takes a long time. It is very sad, but he is using and destroying many unsuspecting people and then discarding them like so much trash. He will make promises he never intends to keep to these people and lift them up as gods here on earth to destroy the masses. As the most musical being ever created by God, if you think that he would not use that talent against God’s creation, you are just kidding yourself.
“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.” Ezek. 28:13
One of his main methods is using his brand of worldly music and having people worship his little golden calves. These ones, these “little Lucifers” as I have described them herein, are sold out for his cause, but are deceived into thinking they are not in danger. They need to be saved as well! Just as in Joshua and Moses’s day, the noise of war rang out even as we would hear at any worldly concert performed today and the cost is just as great.
As Christians, we must ask ourselves, is it worth anything to dabble with the world? Satan wants you to believe that a little will not hurt you, because he knows a little is never enough. A little will change your attitude toward the importance of godliness and that new attitude will desire more. He knows if he can deceive us little by little, we will want more and then need more and then even sacrifice what is good to get more. Let me implore you as a friend – it is not worth it. I have been on that stage. It is a slippery slope that hurts when you hit the bottom. It’s not too late. Obedience to God’s love through His commandments in His Word is all you need to be happy and content. If you are not saved; if you have not already accepted God’s gift of eternal life, salvation is free. Today is the day of salvation, but you must reject your reliance on all else. If you are saved and you are involved in rock music in any way, either listening or performing, from heavy secular to soft CCM “with no drums”, both is love of the world and lust of the flesh warned about in scripture; scriptural separation is necessary. God wants you to be protected, but you must heed His Word. You may say, “I’m not worshipping them”, but, are you dabbling? Is there a change God wants you to make? Do you want to have a greater abundance of life living by faith in Him? Do not rely on the world. Turn from the leaven of these little Lucifers and God will replace the void and fill you with His strength and power from on high. ~R.
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” Mark 8:35
© 2015 Remi Fernhout